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HIV-positive men who have sex with men in Western nations historically have a significant risk of contracting hepatitis C through sex.
A new UNAIDS report found that only 1 percent of injection drug users live in nations that provide HIV and harm reduction services.
In particular, having a high hep B viral load increases the risk of women with HIV transmitting the latter virus to their newborns.
Interestingly, the drugs themselves, not just the act of curing the virus, were tied to a lower diabetes risk in a recent large study.
HIV-positive people with a higher viral load over a longer period appear more likely to develop hepatocellular carcinoma.
All women who completed follow-up in a small trial were cured, and none of their infants contracted the virus.
This finding stresses the need to reduce the risk of sexual transmission of hep C among HIV-positive men who have sex with men.
Researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the rate of spontaneous loss of surface antigen in those with hep B.
This finding follows a recent study indicating that syphilis is on the rise among heterosexual people who inject drugs.
A recent study tested the effectiveness and tolerability of Technivie (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir) among those over 65.
Researchers determined what proportion of those who tested positive made it through each of nine key steps on the way to being cured.
A placebo-controlled study of obeticholic acid showed it improved liver fibrosis with no worsening of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.
Researchers found that free testosterone levels were low even after successful treatment for hep C.
The placebo-controlled trial Phase III trial of selonsertib had sought to improve fibrosis while not worsening NASH.
Plans have increasingly instituted preauthorization requirements for the opioid medication-assisted treatment buprenorphine.
Transplantees can be treated safely and effectively for hep C, so greater education regarding such methods is in order.
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